Raise your hand if your period has ever been a total pain, emotional or physical? Raise your hand, again, if you ever wondered what life would be if you did not get the monthly visit from the crimson brigade? Truth is, you won’t be the only one if you have considered this on several occasions - before a trip, intense traveling, an athletic event, a religious ceremony, a sleepover with friends, a romantic date or simply because you didn’t feel in the mood for it. And it doesn’t end there - if contemporary medical science is to be believed, getting rid of your period entirely without too many drastic effects on your body, is very much within the realm of possibility.
These views may sound pathbreaking to an average woman who indeed considers a regular menstruation cycle as an essential part of her good health. However, within the medical community, several doctors are of the opinion that if a woman chooses to skip her period entirely, to remove them from her lifestyle for a long period of time, and to not simply delay it for a particular event, it is perfectly normal.
Dr Sonali Gupta, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Max Multi Speciality Hospital, Greater Noida, agrees with Dr Sheriar on this and says:
“We are living in a world and an era where we wish to control everything which applies to our menstrual cycle. Hence, in a perfectly healthy woman menstruation can be controlled by different modes like implants, pills and an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD), depending on her choice.”Dr Sonali Gupta
Dr Gupta further adds that period suppression can be easily achieved without any major negative consequences.
Wait, the consequences of stopping menstruation might not be major, but what are they?